Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 9/25/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colts (+7)
The Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1) are welcoming the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Indianapolis opens this game as 7-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 52.5.
The Kansas City Chiefs step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Chiefs played against the Chargers and went home with a win by a final score of 27-24. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the rushing leader for the Chiefs with 8 carries for 74 yds (9.3 yards per attempt). Travis Kelce left with an average of 10.2 yds per reception by tallying 51 yards on 5 receptions. Patrick Mahomes finished 24/35 with 235 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 106.2 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Against the run, the Chiefs conceded 75 yards on 24 tries, which is 3.1 yds per run allowed. Kansas City conceded 33 pass completions on 48 tries for 326 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.8%. In all, they had 54 plays for 319 yds. The Kansas City Chiefs rushed the ball a total of 18 times and compiled 93 yards, which came out to an average of 5.2 yards per attempt.
The Chiefs have earned 807 total yards this year. Kansas City has 33 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 9 infractions for 79 yds. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Kansas City has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have surrendered the football 1 time. As a unit they hold an average of 110.5 yards via the ground game which ranks them 16th in the league. When talking about putting points on the board, the Kansas City Chiefs are sitting at 35.5 points per game.
The Chiefs are sitting in 19th in the league when it comes to team defense, conceding 22.5 points per game. They are giving up 3.9 yards per run and 89.0 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have allowed 178 yards via the ground game in 2 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Chiefs have allowed 505 yards which has them sitting in 21st in the National Football League. They have yielded 252.5 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.3%. In total, they are allowing 341.5 yards per game putting them 19th in the league. They have yielded 5 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown via the ground game.
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The Colts come into this game with a record of 0-1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Colts went home defeated by a final of 24-0 when they played the Jaguars. Matt Ryan finished the contest with 195 yds on 16/30 passing while his quarterback rating was 34. He threw 3 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.5 yards. Jonathan Taylor carried the football 9 times for 54 yds, finishing the game with 6.0 yards per attempt for Indianapolis. Ashton Dulin had the best day in terms of receiving for the Colts, bringing in 5 balls for 79 yards (15.8 yards per reception). Indianapolis rushed the football for 4.2 yds per carry, finishing the game with 54 yards on 13 attempts. The Colts finished the contest with 218 yds on 48 plays (4.5 yds per play). The Colts passing defense conceded a completion rate of 83.3%, surrendering 235 yds on 25 for 30 through the air. Indianapolis gave up 37 rushing attempts for 96 yards (2.6 yards per carry).
The Indianapolis Colts have an average of 367.5 yards per contest which has them ranked 13th out of all teams in the NFL. They maintain an average of 115.5 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 231 yards in total. The Indianapolis offense has 119 yds of penalties on 12 violations, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 4 picks while conceding 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 26 first downs. For the season thus far, the Colts currently sit at 504 yards through the air in addition to an average of 252.0 passing yards per outing, which ranks 10th in the NFL. Regarding putting points on the board, the Colts rank 32nd in football averaging 10.0 points per contest.
They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 228.5 yards per outing, which has them in 15th out of all teams. Indianapolis has allowed a total of 173 yards on the ground (86.5 yards per outing) in addition to 1 touchdown by way of the ground game this year. They have compiled 1 turnover (1 fumble recovery and 0 picks) this year. The Colts defense has been on the field for 135 plays, which ranks 24th in the league. This year, they have allowed 44 total points. The Colts are surrendering 22.0 points per game, ranking them 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Colts +7 and over 52.5 total points
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